Read Chapter 22 as well as the Transcript of the Roosevelt-Molotov Meeting. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:
- Why does Molotov believe a “second front” should be opened in 1942?
- If such a front is opened, what does Molotov predict?
- If such a front is not opened, what does he fear might occur?
- Given that a second front in France was not opened until June, 1944, what do you think the effect of that delay may have had on longer-term U.S.–Soviet relations?